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Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 15/12/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Go over Italian stream, there’s no coming back (5,3,7)

9 Firm is accepting meat or leather (7)

10 A hard intelligent person went round Middle Eastern country (7)

11 Record on fibre in letter (7)

12 Have a private understanding in plot (7)

13 Very tired, remove one’s gallstones (2,4,4,4)

15 Groupies to bite excitable member of lower middle class (5,9)

21 Goodbye to good health (7)

22 The mace? This is more dangerous (7)

23 Excess bodily weight of fellow by loch (7)

24 Madman went crazy in a cult (7)

25 Is to come down after festival in the country (9,6)

DOWN

1 Rode round Germany (6)

2 Sort of too vain for enthusiastic reception (7)

3 Gold medals for archery boards (8,7)

4 She can be entertaining at home (7)

5 Lady has many a musical instrument first (7)

6 In secret backstage (6-3-6)

7 Greenish-blue fish had extremely poisonous salt (7)

8 Algernon sensed inclusion of balderdash (8)

14 Particular about southern sea reportedly (8)

16 Woofer, one making birdlike noises (7)

17 Oops! Breaks down amount for marsupial (7)

18 Capital’s co-founder rebuilt our slum (7)

19 Still one article on type of selling (7)

20 Some inside ice-dome had melted (2-4)

Yesterday’s solution:

Across: 8 Posthole, 9 Trip up, 10 Sphere, 11 Heredity, 12 Gyms, 13 A gentleman, 15 Anodyne, 17 Devices, 20 Hippodrome, 22 Unco, 24 Leftmost, 26 Addled, 27 Strove, 29 Comatose.

Down: 1 Pompey, 2 Stressed, 3 Forewarned, 4 Techies, 5 Star, 6 Birdie, 7 Suitcase, 14 The Red Army, 16 Noisette, 18 Inundate, 19 Contact, 21 Patron, 23 Cheese, 25 Owed.

 

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